Latest West Virginia News

Crowds decry gender-affirming treatment ban in West Virginia

Feb. 02, 2023 15:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crowds at the West Virginia state Capitol pleaded with lawmakers Thursday to show as much compassion for saving the lives of transgender children as they showed for unborn fetuses when they voted to ban abortion just months ago. Over and over, dozens of...

Renovations begin at travel plazas on West Virginia Turnpike

Feb. 02, 2023 04:12 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Renovations have started at two travel plazas on the West Virginia Turnpike. The state Department of Transportation said Wednesday that restroom, food and parking facilities at the Beckley and Bluestone plazas in southern West Virginia will remain available...

Morris, Harmon help No. 24 Texas top West Virginia 69-56

Feb. 01, 2023 21:48 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Sonya Morris scored 17 points, Rori Harmon scored nine of her 14 in the fourth quarter and No. 24 Texas turned back West Virginia 69-56 on Wednesday night to stay on top of the Big 12 Conference standings. The Longhorns led from the start, running their...

Lawsuit: WVa abortion ban irrational, unconstitutional

Feb. 01, 2023 19:55 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An abortion provider filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn West Virginia's near-total ban, saying it is unconstitutional, irrational and causes irreparable harm to the state's only abortion clinic and its patients. The lawsuit asks for a halt to the...

West Virginia House OKs bill expanding advocate's authority

Feb. 01, 2023 15:37 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to expand the authority of the state foster care advocate to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect. Before the 100-member House voted in unison in favor, Deputy House Speaker...

West Virginia looking for help feeding kids during summer

Feb. 01, 2023 04:14 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state of West Virginia is looking for local government agencies, nonprofit groups and other organizations to help run a summer feeding program for children. The program sponsored by the Department of Education provides free meals to children in...

West Virginia House passes bill on public school discipline

Jan. 31, 2023 15:16 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State lawmakers in the West Virginia House passed a bill Tuesday that would provide a framework to public school teachers on how to discipline students who are being disruptive in the classroom. The bill, favored by House Republicans, was advanced to the...

WVa national forest to provide US Capitol Christmas tree

Jan. 31, 2023 13:56 PM EST

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A Christmas tree that adorns the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol will come from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia this year. The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is selected from a different national forest each year. It’s the first time since 1976...

WVa lab owner admits to lying about testing public water

Jan. 31, 2023 04:13 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The co-owner of a West Virginia water laboratory on Monday pleaded guilty in federal court to submitting false results for a city's public drinking water samples that were never tested, prosecutors said. Tenley Megan Miller reported that she tested water...

Joe Mazzulla, Celtics staff will coach at NBA All-Star Game

Jan. 30, 2023 22:12 PM EST

Joe Mazzulla started the season as an assistant coach. He then became interim head coach of the Boston Celtics, in a most unexpected way. And now, the NBA's youngest head coach is headed to the All-Star Game. The 34-year-old Mazzulla and his Celtics staff of assistants...